THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/28/1967 CO-SIGNED BY: CASS "MAMA CASS" ELLIOT, DENNIS DOHERTY, JOHN PHILLIPS, MICHELLE G. PHILLIPS - HFSID 285881
Sale Price $4,037.50
THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS: JOHN PHILLIPS, MICHELLE PHILLIPS, DENNIS DOHERTY and CASS ELLIOT
The Mamas and Papas sign a document to Dunhill Records, Inc., Trousdale Music Publishers, Inc. and Wingate Music Corp.
Rare Typed Document Signed: "John Phillips", "Michelle Gilliam Phillips", "Cass Elliot" and "Dennis Doherty", 3p, 8½x11, separate sheets. No place, 1967 September 28. In letter form to Dunhill Records, Inc., Trousdale Music Publishers, Inc. and Wingate Music Corp. A listing of seven points to confirm the "understanding and agreement between you and the undersigned....". In part: "Trousdale agrees to cancel as of October 1, 1966 the 10% collection charge which was deducted in the computation of our writers' royalties for the last half of 1966...We acknowledge and agree that mechanical royalties are payable by Dunhill and its parent and affiliated companies to Trousdale and Wingate on 90% of gross sales and that writers' royalties are payable by Trousdale and Wingate on the same 90% basis...You and we hereby acknowledge that the sum of $13,330 was expended for re-mastering and reprinting slicks and labels in connection with the replacement of Jill Gibson...." Also signed three times by the President the music entities with whom the contract was made. The day before this document was signed, Lou Adler resigned from Dunhill Records and was hired by The Mamas and the Papas to be their producer and as an independent contractor to supervise, direct and produce their recording sessions. Adler also managed Jan & Dean and Carole King. The Mamas and the Papas were formed in New York in 1964 and disbanded in 1972. Their hits include "California Dreamin'", "Monday, Monday" (1966 Grammy) and "Dedicated to the One I Love". Cass Elliot was only 30 when she died of a heart attack in London in 1974. John Phillips was 65 when he died in 2001 of heart failure. DENNIS "DENNY" DOHERTY died in 2007 at age 66. Anything signed by all four members is highly desirable. Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left blank corner, 2 file holes at upper margin. Overall, fine condition.
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